Does anybody know what type of generator is recommended/compatible to fit in the generator compartment of a 2004 arctic fox 860? It looks like it would have to be small enough to fit in the compartment so maybe a honda? any advice would be appreciated
2004 Arctic Fox 860 w/ slideout. On 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 6.7L SRW, 305/65/R17 BFG A/T, Pac Brake Air Bags, Torklift tie downs & fastguns, Torklift Super Hitch, and Hellwig sway bar.
The Onan Camp Power 2500 is designed to be installed in an RV's generator compartment, and will operate just fine there. It's big enough to operate most everything typically found on TC's, with the possible exception of the air conditioner. There are certainly A/C's that the Onan is capable of running, though.
The smallest built-in genny made by Generac (QP-40) is a little bigger than some TC's have room for, due to the enclosure they started putting all of their built-in's in a few years ago. I have one of the older Impact 36 models installed in my camper, and the generator compartment isn't big enough to accommodate one of the new units.
Honda doesn't make any built-in RV generators any longer. The EV4010 and EV6010 models have been discontinued. They're still mentioned on a lot of websites, but if you try to buy one you find out they aren't available. It's possible you could find a NOS (New, Old Stock) unit somewhere though.
You could just use the space to store it and just set it on the ground when needed. This would keep things real nice and quiet since you wouldn't have any vibration transferring to the TC. My Camp power is very noticeable both in sound and vibration. If I had to do it again....it wouldn't be the way it is now for sure.
The Onan Camp Power 2500 is designed to be installed in an RV's generator compartment, and will operate just fine there. It's big enough to operate most everything typically found on TC's, with the possible exception of the air conditioner.
It'll run the roof air. I've had an '03 AF 1140, and now have a 2012 AF 1150, both had the Onan Camp Power 2500, both start/run the roof air fine with a little power to spare. Propane use is pretty good to, no load is 0.2ga/hr, full load is only 0.6ga/hr.